Kupwara, July 15: The Youth Services & Sports department Kupwara conducted Trekking Programmes at various locations in Kupwara district, in which a large number of girl students, under the age groups of 14 & 17 years, took part with great enthusiasm.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Ayushi Sudan flagged-off Girls Trekking Groups at Manzhar Hyhama of Kupwara Zone, in presence of DDC Member Hyhama, Haji Sonaullah Khan and District Youth Services & Sports Officer, Zahoor Ahmad Wani.
Speaking at the occasion, the DC appreciated the Youth Services & Sports department for conducting the trekking programme in different zones of the district. She emphasized the role of sports activities and said that physical exercise is paramount to the good health of every person.
She said that the trekking programme held across the district will carry a strong message against drug abuse and impressed upon the student participants to act as ambassadors to spread the message against the ill effects of narcotic drugs on human lives and the society.
Ayushi impressed upon the participants to include any exercise in their daily lives like Yoga, trekking or any sports activity which will keep them fit and healthy. She asked the participants to take all safety measures during the trekking and wished them all the best.
The Trekking programmes were held across 4 zones of the district including Kupwara, Khumriyal, Sogam and Drugmulla zones.
At Khumriyal, the trekking programme was flagged-off by the Vice Chairman DDC, Haji Farooq Ahmad Mir. DDC Member, Nasir Lone flagged-off the Trekking Programme at Sogam and DDC Member, Advocate Aamina Majeed flagged-off the Trekking Programme at Drugmulla.
Meanwhile, 1355 girl students took part in the trekking programmes held at the identified locations in the district today.
It is worth mentioning here that 5729 students took part in the Trekking Programmes since its commencement on 12th July.
Meanwhile, the participants showed great enthusiasm and complimented the efforts of the Sports Department for such a move.